Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Warrell
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1988
Foliage type: Dormant
Scape height: 32 inches
Bloom size: 7 inches
Bloom time: Midseason
Plant Traits: Extended Bloom
Bloom Form: Spider
Color description: brilliant red spider with green throat
AHS Awards: Award of Merit: 2007
Honorable Mention: 2004
HOS: 2006

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Flowers: Showy
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Diploid
Parentage: (Stoplight x Monseigneur Garnet) x (Stoplight x sdlg)
Child plants: 62 child plants

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  • Daylily

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Location: my garden-zone 6b
Date: 2023-07-07
Location: Lincoln NE (5b)
Date: 2019-07-13
Location: Currumbin Valley Qld Australia
Date: 2021-12-05
velvety appearance
Location: Shagbark Daylilies, central Ohio, zone 5/6
Date: 2010 
© Shagbark Daylilies
Location: Iowa
Location: Kalama, wa
Date: 2023-07-25
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Location: Private Daylily Garden, MI
Date: 2004-07-31
Location: Wisconsin zone 5a
Date: 2012-07-05
Location: north central Texas
Date: 2014-06-21
Location: Private Daylily Garden, MI
Date: 2011-07-24
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Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2011-08-06
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Location: my garden-zone 6b
Date: 2023-07-14
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Location: Iowa
Date: 2017-07-17

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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2018-07-11
First summer in my garden; very pretty!
Location: Private Daylily Garden, MI
Date: 2011-07-24
In the foreground
Location: Private Daylily Garden, MI
Date: 2011-07-24
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: Mid Summer
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Location: Hybridizer's Garden 
Date: 2006-07-18 
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Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2011-08-02
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Location: Private Daylily Garden, MI
Date: 7-2008

Photo Courtesy of Mr. Fancy Plants Daylily Nursery Used with Perm
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Location: central New Hampshire
Date: 2019-07-31

Photo courtesy of Nate Bremer of Solaris Farms
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Location: Bowling Green, Ky 
Date: 2013-07-04
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2018-06-29
Location: Wisconsin
Date: 2012-07-05
A beautiful "star" in the garden.
Location: Heckler Garden, near Philly
2000 National Convention

Photo courtesy of Karen Newman, Delano Daylilies

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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2018-07-09
Holly Dancer's first bloom ever in my garden.
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2018-07-09
Comments:
  • Posted by Joy (Kalama, Wa. - Zone 8b) on Dec 3, 2011 5:19 AM concerning plant:
    Brilliant red spider variant. Well branched. One of the best UF's. Award winner.
  • Posted by bron (NSW-Qld border Australia) on Apr 24, 2022 11:10 AM concerning plant:
    Unusual velvety rich red. Like many here it developed bad rust in our mild summer with constant rain or showers, but has improved as temps cooled a bit although rain continues.
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csandt On May 5, 2017 Obtained plant
Planted May 5, 2016 (Oakes Daylilies); August 18, 2017 (Sterrett Gardens)
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